It’s happening – You’ve done your best to equip your teen with the necessary skills to not only survive but also thrive after high school, and now the moment has finally arrived when your eighteen-year-old is off to college. It may be a moment you’ve been dreading – your child leaving home. Worse, if your… Continue reading 6 Tips for Parenting Your College Freshman
For teenagers returning to high school, or young adults beginning college, starting a new school year often comes with a lot of stress and anxiety. Gone are the days of a relaxing summer spent with friends outdoors and easy-going vacation time. With today’s competitive society, many teens and young adults feel pressure to find an… Continue reading Managing Back-To-School Anxiety And Pressure
According to the American College of Sports Medicine, there are a tremendous amount of benefits to exercising for adolescents including maintaining a healthy weight and the prevention of certain diseases later in life. Additionally, exercise provides better academic performance and the creation of a lifetime of healthy habits. In addition to physical health benefits, adolescents… Continue reading Is Exercise Good for Your Mental Health?
The month of May is Mental Health Awareness Month. In addition to spreading awareness and fighting stigma, we also wanted to provide some ways to work on your mental wellness throughout not only this month but every month. Here are some ideas from Mental Health America:
May is Mental Health Awareness Month.One way that we would like to participate is to help reduce the stigma associated with mental health. In terms of mental health, David Susman PhD refers to stigma as negative beliefs, descriptions, attitudes, behavior or language. To go a step further, a stigma can be unfair, discriminatory or disrespectful… Continue reading Simple Ways to Reduce Mental Health Stigma
We all are trying to navigate through this parenting thing, right? We all know there is no right way to parent. One aspect that we as parents have taken on is doing everything for our kids. This may seem okay when they are younger. We know how to pack their lunch, make sure they get… Continue reading How to Stop Doing Everything for Your Teen
According to Merriam-Webster, resilience is “the capability of a strained body to recover its size and shape after deformation caused especially by compressive stress; an ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change.” Some people are just better adept at bouncing back after facing problems or stresses in their life. Is your teen one of those?… Continue reading How to Teach Your Teen Resiliency
As parents, we spend a lot of time encouraging our teens to make new friends and cultivate the friendships they have. However, are we examining the types of friendships they have? How about negative relationships that are known as toxic friendships? One such toxic relationship that can exist particularly among teen girls is the so-called… Continue reading The Toxic Friendship: Frenemies
Across the country, we are seeing an increase in the number of states legalizing marijuana, a growing number of people abusing opioids, and an increase in the use of synthetic drugs. But, as a recent New York Times article states, drug use among teens has been on the decline. Apparently, this decrease has been growing… Continue reading Are Smartphones the New Drug for Teens?
“Clean eating” is a buzz phrase that you may be hearing lately. What does that mean, though? According to the Mayo Clinic, “clean eating is, in essence, a diet — just a way of eating. But it is also a way of living that lends itself to improving one’s health and wellbeing.” They go on… Continue reading Eating Clean and Dieting: What it Means for Eating Disorders